This year has been a challenging one for smartphone brands. With Chinese brands like Vivo, Xiaomi, OPPO, Realme and OnePlus capturing 73 percent of the market share during the first quarter of 2020, other smartphone brands are now gearing up for intense competition over the next couple of years. Furthermore, because of the socio-political factors, non-Chinese brands are now hoping for better performance during the third and fourth quarters of 2020, while Chinese brands like Xiaomi and OnePlus have already announced their next flagship-killer models, which will undoubtedly give the other brands a run for their money.
The big winners, however, will be the consumers, who will now have a wide range of options to choose from. Considering the fact that smartphone brands are now rolling out with feature-rich models at affordable prices, it is indeed a difficult task to choose a smartphone to purchase. However, if you are looking for non-Chinese smartphone models that come with the latest features, here is a list of the top, budget-friendly smartphone models you can buy this year.
- Motorola G8 Power Lite
Motorola recently unveiled the Motorola G8 Power Lite smartphone to try to reclaim their place in the Indian smartphone market. It is one of the best phone under 10000. The G8 Power Lite comes with a 6.5-inch bezel-less display with a water drop notch, offering a premium feel to the smartphone. This 4GB RAM mobile also comes with a 64GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. The smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 Tru-Octa core processor, and sports a triple-rear camera setup with a 16MP primary shooter, and an 8MP camera on the front. G8 Power Lite also comes with a rear-fingerprint sensor, making it one of the best mobile phones currently available under Rs. 10,000.
- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
When Asus came out with Zenfone 2 in 2015, it was widely considered to be the best budget smartphone of the year. While the brand has been a little quiet in terms of budget phones over the past couple of years, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 once again caters to the budget segment, as Asus provides another excellent device packed with features.
The Max Pro M1 smartphone comes with a 5.99-inch bezel-less display with aluminium design, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor. The smartphone is available in a base variant of 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, and is also available in a 64GB storage variant, with the option of expanding the storage up to 2TB via microSD card. With 13+5MP dual-rear camera setup and an 8MP selfie camera, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is once again set to take the Indian smartphone market by storm.
- Samsung Galaxy M01s
Competing directly with Car Insurance Dubai Mi phone under 10000, Samsung recently unveiled the Samsung Galaxy M01s, which comes with a 5.71-inch bezel-less display with water drop notch. This Samsung phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor, and packs 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via microSD card. The smartphone also houses a dual-rear camera setup with 13MP primary camera, and on the front, it comes with a 5MP selfie shooter. With additional features like face unlock, and running on a 4,000mAh battery, this Samsung smartphone is expected to help the brand compete directly with Xiaomi for greater market share.
- Samsung Galaxy A10s
Another excellent smartphone from Samsung under Rs. 10,000 is the Samsung Galaxy A10s, which runs on Android v.9 (Pie), which can be upgraded to v.10 (Q). Galaxy A10s comes with a 6.2-inch display, and is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 Tru-Octa core processor. Coming to its specs, A10s smartphone comes with a 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB via microSD card.
On the camera front, the smartphone houses dual-rear camera setup with a 13MP primary shooter, along with an 8MP selfie camera. With additional features like rear fingerprint sensor and face unlock, this smartphone is one of the best models currently available in the market in the budget segment.
- Nokia 6.1 Plus
Talking about brands making a triumphant return, Nokia, which was once the industry leader, rolled out with Nokia 6.1 Plus to stamp its authority in the budget smartphone segment. The smartphone comes with a fingerprint sensor, and sports a 5.8-inch full HD+ notch display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, and comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is further expandable up to 400GB via microSD card. Nokia 6.1 Plus houses a stunning 16MP selfie camera, and also comes with a dual-rear camera setup with 16MP primary shooter, making it yet another enticing option for the Indian consumers.